TROPICAL SMOOTHIE: Food Facts

The Morning Show

Laura Jacob, Registered Dietitian, Christie Clinic

Tropical Smoothie

Many purchased smoothies are very high in calories, fat, added sugar, and surprisingly high in sodium. This is a fresh, healthy smoothie that would make a great breakfast. It is naturally sweet, and is high in calcium and vitamin A. It has 166% of the daily value of vitamin C, and is low sodium and has a good amount of protein. You could increase the protein content more by mixing in some whey protein powder. Use nice ripe fruit for a sweeter taste. You can use some frozen fruit for a thicker, milkshake-like consistency. Slice ripe banana and freeze in a single layer on parchment paper. Once it’s frozen, you can place in a container and store in the freezer up to a month and then mix into your smoothies. It’s a great way to avoid waste and make your smoothies thick and creamy.

Tropical Smoothie- Makes 1 serving

½ cup fresh papaya, cubed

½ cup fresh or frozen cubed pineapple

½ cup frozen banana slices

1 tbsp flaked coconut

¼ cup skim milk

¼ cup low fat or fat free vanilla Greek yogurt

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts: 240 calories, 48 g carb, 10 g protein, 5 g fiber, 65 mg sodium, 84% daily value calcium, 166% daily value vitamin C, 22% daily value vitamin A.

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